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Ilex verticillata Mr Poppins™ Holly

Ilex verticillata Mr Poppins™ Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Farrowmrp' pp #25,834


1-Quart
Item # 35879
Available Feb 17, 2020 to open plant zones. View schedule.
$24.95
Buy 3+ at $21.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $20.95 ea
The Mr. for your Mrs., this broadleaf male is the ideal pollinator for Berry Poppins™: the two make a lovely pair, both easy to grow and quite compact (just 3 to 4 feet tall). Working together, the two will create an explosion of color--you will have berries poppin' like crazy! For a truly magnificent display, surround this lucky Mr. with up to 10 female Winterberries, and he will happily pollinate them all!

This 2013 introduction is an indispensable asset in the garden, with reliable rock-solid performance in all areas. Mr. Poppins™ is a wonderful pollinator for female Winterberries, but it also produces its own masses of bright orange-red berries, all on glossy green foliage that grows compact, robust, and extremely low-maintenance. This native selection prefers moist (even damp soil) and full sun to part shade: put it in the right spot and it will flourish with no help whatsoever, though you can always prune it in late winter or early spring if you want to develop a formal shape.

This is an excellent plant for use as a hedge, foundation planting, border presence, or perimeter planting. Unfazed by cold, heat, and most pests, this Ilex will fill your yard with beautiful berries, attracting songbirds for year after year. This selection is deciduous and blooms on new wood, which means that the very first winter (and each after) this Ilex will produce a striking sight, with the bare branches heavily-laden with bright berries. What a way to bring warmth to a wintry landscape! Z 3-9.

Note:According to the Humane Society of America, Ilex berries can be toxic to pets.

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1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.